2.62.090  Powers of the Commission.
   The Commission shall take actions necessary and appropriate in order to accomplish a comprehensive program of historic preservation that promotes the use and conservation of historic properties for the education, inspiration, pleasure, and enrichment of citizens of Rapid City and the state, consistent with SDCL Chapters 1-19A and 1-19B. These actions include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities:
   A.   To conduct surveys of local historic properties;
   B.   To participate in planning and land use processes undertaken by the city that affect historic properties and historic areas;
   C.   To participate in historic preservation review as provided in this code;
   D.   To cooperate and contract with local, state or federal governments with the approval of the Common Council to further the objectives of historic preservation;
   E.   To promote and conduct an educational and interpretive program on historic properties and issues within the city;
   F.   To provide information for the purposes of historic preservation to the Common Council;
   G.   To notify the Director of Equalization of the designation of any historic property by the city or by the U.S. Department of the Interior;
   H.   With consent of the owner, to assist owners of historic property and buildings and structures in Historic Districts in preserving their buildings;
   I.   When requested, to assist in the review of projects on which review by the State Historic Preservation Office is required under SDCL 1-19A-11.1;
   J.   To attend informational and educational programs covering the duties of the Commission and current developments in historic preservation;
   K.   To preserve, restore, maintain and operate historic properties under the ownership or control of the Commission, including historical easements, and to lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of such historic properties; and
   L.   To further the objectives of historic preservation as allowed under these ordinances and state law.
(Ord. 6423 (part), 2020)